I realised I never took photos of all my shoes – how can one truly see my clothing inventory (and my handbag inventory) without seeing my footwear? I did say I had 20 shoes in my clothing inventory though, but no photos. Shame on me. Here’s the suite of shoes:
Still a total of 20 pairs. Although I didn’t count the shoes I don’t wear, the birdcage ones I keep as a piece of art. They do fit my feet, but I’m not talented enough to wear them!
Of the shoes pictured, I seldom wear the blue colour blocked ballet flats, I often pass over the flat suede boots… The very white casual runners don’t get worn much, but I refuse to wear real runners with jeans, and these are acceptable to me (and better than boots for a lot of walking). They also work with shorts etc. The silver heels are seldom worn, they are a bit dated, but sometime black is too hard for a light (dressy) summer dress. The closed toe heels aren’t comfortable (unlike the ones they replaced that I wore to death), so I would pass them up and replace them if I found something better. The reef walking navy booties probably aren’t used enough, but I’ve had them since 2003, and they come into their own at times. They are also small, and when I have blisters, it’s like wearing socks out in public! So they have earned their place!
The leather sandals/slides have been so good to me – I bought them from the maker in Greece, and I bought a second pair, for myself, but my mother ended up with them. Sad, but great for her!
Oh I just found this article: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/some-home-truths-about-that-shoe-addiction-of-yours-20131003-2uvek.html Though, I own the loft, so clearly I’m not buying 13 pairs a year 🙂